When ransomware meets the physical world

Jessica Amado, Head of Cyber Research at Sepio Systems, speaks about ransomware attacks and ransomware attack vectors – how these attacks are now having a physical impact and ransomware is no longer confined to the cyber space. With the development of technology (specifically industrial IoT), IT and OT are becoming integrated, and critical infrastructure is now operating with cyber physical systems. So now operational technology and machinery is enhanced through computers and IT. This of course has many benefits, however, it has made critical infrastructure more exposed to cyber threats-more vulnerable.

Ransomware attack vectors

Ransomware attack vectors

Sepio Systems Hardware Access Control HAC-1, provides 100% hardware device visibility.

Moreover, HAC-1 enables Hardware Access Control by setting rules based on the devices characteristics.

HAC-1 instantly detects any devices which breach the set rules and automatically block them to prevent malicious attacks.

Ransomware attack vectors

The idea is to Verify and then Trust that those assets are what they say they are.

Sepio Systems HAC-1 brings the ultimate solution to zero trust adoption by providing 100% hardware device visibility for MSSPs

Ransomware attack vectors

With greater visibility, the zero-trust architecture can grant access decisions with complete information.

Thus, enhancing the enterprise’s protection within, and outside of, its traditional perimeters.

The Hardware Access Control capabilities of HAC-1, block Rogue Devices as soon as they are detected

Additionally, HAC-1 stop an attack at the first instance, not even allowing such devices to make network access requests.

HAC-1 is here to protect Government Agencies and the nation’s critical infrastructure

Embracing Zero Trust Hardware Access in critical infrastructure is key.